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Parking Meters for Homeless

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Parking Meters for Homeless

Homelessness is a big problem in the US. An idea that is sweeping the big cities is to designate parking meters to collect money to go to the homeless.
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Whilst many people would not feel conformable giving money direct to the homeless they are happier to do so in a scheme such as this.
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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

Hmm, I agree, & as this is an ever growing situation, schemes like this are worthwhile, & one wouldn't necessarily mind paying a Parking fine / meter in these kind of circumstances, as it can be divided amongst individuals as opposed to giving to just one individual Smiley
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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

From the article it seems that they are not active 'parking' meters but rather donated for the sole use of people putting in their loose change for a good cause.
A good idea but can't see it working here as, possibly, too much would be creamed off for admin, expenses, etc with very little actually going to those really in need Sad

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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

Yeah... and you could easily buy up a couple of "old" parking meters .... fix them up (over night )... in a good position..( council car park, with no lights/security camera )... and then cream off the takings... no-one would be the wiser.... not even the council, if you got the same colour  paint on it.... ! 
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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

@Mav, you are right.
You are not paying a parking fine, they are special meters simply to collect money for homeless people.
I think they could work well in the UK.
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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

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I think they could work well in the UK.

Only if they were used to beat MP's and bankers with.
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Re: Parking Meters for Homeless

or better yet, develop that "caring, sharing society" that doesn't depend upon millions of people living in poverty so that a few may live in luxury.